Fixed Income

BGF Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 8 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) -13.1 13.4 14.0 -13.1 10.5 0.1 -8.6 -10.6
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -14.9 9.9 15.2 -6.2 13.5 2.7 -8.7 -11.7

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
10.16 -1.97 0.28 - -1.16
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 11.34 -2.25 1.20 - -0.39
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
7.29 -3.53 3.50 7.62 10.16 -5.81 1.39 - -9.74
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 7.92 -2.69 3.38 6.85 11.34 -6.59 6.16 - -3.41
  From
30-Jun-2018
To
30-Jun-2019
From
30-Jun-2019
To
30-Jun-2020
From
30-Jun-2020
To
30-Jun-2021
From
30-Jun-2021
To
30-Jun-2022
From
30-Jun-2022
To
30-Jun-2023
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

4.04 -7.97 8.32 -19.20 13.62
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

8.99 -2.82 6.57 -19.28 11.38

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in AUD hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 26-Sep-23 USD 1,542,636,523
Inception Date 19-Nov-14
Fund Launch Date 26-Jun-97
Share Class Currency AUD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Constraint Benchmark 1 JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.28%
ISIN LU1133072774
Annual Management Fee 1.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment AUD 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment AUD 1,000.00
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Use of Income Distributing
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGFEAA8
SEDOL BSJWR12

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-23 188
12m Trailing Yield as of 31-Aug-23 5.51
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Aug-23 11.47%
3y Beta as of 31-Aug-23 1.033
Yield to Maturity as of 31-Aug-23 7.68
Modified Duration as of 31-Aug-23 5.82
Weighted Average YTM as of 31-Aug-23 7.68%
Effective Duration as of 31-Aug-23 5.85
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 31-Aug-23 7.51
WAL to Worst as of 31-Aug-23 7.51

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund's investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-23
Name Weight (%)
SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF) 7 02/28/2031 2.52
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GOV 10 01/01/2029 2.13
PERU (REPUBLIC OF) 6.95 08/12/2031 2.01
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2027 1.96
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GOV 0 01/01/2026 1.86
Name Weight (%)
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 5.75 03/05/2026 1.68
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF 10 01/01/2025 1.65
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 7.75 05/29/2031 1.64
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 7.5 06/03/2027 1.63
INDONESIA (REPUBLIC OF) 6.375 04/15/2032 1.55
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 4.88 -0.03 -0.61 26-Sep-23 5.33 4.50 LU1133072774
Class S3 EUR Monthly 9.69 -0.06 -0.62 26-Sep-23 10.16 9.69 LU2624963687
Class S2 USD - 9.54 -0.06 -0.63 26-Sep-23 10.29 9.54 LU2624963760
Class S2 Hedged EUR - 9.48 -0.07 -0.73 26-Sep-23 10.27 9.48 LU2624963505
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 7.60 -0.05 -0.65 26-Sep-23 8.26 6.78 LU1688375184
Class S2 EUR - 9.00 -0.05 -0.55 26-Sep-23 9.33 8.98 LU2624963927
Class D2 CHF None 22.08 -0.12 -0.54 26-Sep-23 22.76 20.55 LU1065150267
Class C2 USD None 18.14 -0.12 -0.66 26-Sep-23 19.64 15.78 LU0278476923
Class A1 USD Monthly 2.95 -0.02 -0.67 26-Sep-23 3.22 2.68 LU0278477574
Class D3 Hedged GBP Monthly 4.98 -0.04 -0.80 26-Sep-23 5.45 4.59 LU0995345831
Class D2 USD None 24.19 -0.16 -0.66 26-Sep-23 26.10 20.70 LU0383940458
Class X2 GBP None 5.74 -0.03 -0.52 26-Sep-23 5.86 5.24 LU1688375267
Class I5 USD Quarterly 7.29 -0.05 -0.68 26-Sep-23 8.02 6.65 LU1495982867
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 6.45 -0.04 -0.62 26-Sep-23 7.00 5.71 LU0359002093
Class SR3 USD Monthly 8.12 -0.05 -0.61 26-Sep-23 8.87 7.36 LU2319963620
Class I5 EUR Quarterly 6.88 -0.04 -0.58 26-Sep-23 7.27 6.75 LU0995350831
Class AI5 EUR Quarterly 8.25 -0.05 -0.60 26-Sep-23 8.71 8.09 LU1960220660
Class X2 Hedged GBP None 9.27 -0.06 -0.64 26-Sep-23 10.01 8.00 LU1505939139
Class A1 EUR Monthly 2.78 -0.02 -0.71 26-Sep-23 2.92 2.72 LU0278461065
Class I2 GBP - 19.99 -0.08 -0.40 26-Sep-23 20.42 18.33 LU1741217027
Class SR3 Hedged GBP Monthly 7.87 -0.06 -0.76 26-Sep-23 8.61 7.25 LU2319963463
Class SR2 USD - 9.28 -0.07 -0.75 26-Sep-23 10.02 7.94 LU2319963547
Class I2 EUR None 22.99 -0.14 -0.61 26-Sep-23 23.83 21.12 LU1559746307
Class I2 CHF - 22.23 -0.13 -0.58 26-Sep-23 22.91 20.66 LU1781817694
Class A3 EUR Monthly 2.81 -0.02 -0.71 26-Sep-23 2.95 2.74 LU0278457469
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 6.72 -0.05 -0.74 26-Sep-23 7.28 5.92 LU0622213642
Class A2 CHF None 20.39 -0.11 -0.54 26-Sep-23 21.04 19.07 LU0938162186
Class A2 EUR None 21.08 -0.13 -0.61 26-Sep-23 21.88 19.49 LU0278457204
Class A4 USD Annual 11.76 -0.08 -0.68 26-Sep-23 13.45 10.70 LU0548402170
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 7.54 -0.05 -0.66 26-Sep-23 8.17 6.58 LU0358998713
Class A2 Hedged SEK None 76.65 -0.50 -0.65 26-Sep-23 83.27 67.97 LU1715605868
Class A4 EUR Annual 11.10 -0.07 -0.63 26-Sep-23 12.19 10.86 LU0478974834
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly 5.45 -0.03 -0.55 26-Sep-23 5.97 5.07 LU1676225185
Class A3 USD Monthly 2.98 -0.02 -0.67 26-Sep-23 3.26 2.70 LU0278470132
Class D5 GBP Quarterly 7.10 -0.03 -0.42 26-Sep-23 7.54 6.94 LU1694209807
Class D3 USD Monthly 12.32 -0.08 -0.65 26-Sep-23 13.47 11.18 LU0523291242
Class A6 USD Monthly 6.17 -0.04 -0.64 26-Sep-23 6.74 5.65 LU1408528211
Class D3 EUR Monthly 11.63 -0.07 -0.60 26-Sep-23 12.21 11.34 LU0827884924
Class D3 Hedged AUD Monthly 4.69 -0.03 -0.64 26-Sep-23 5.14 4.34 LU0827884841
Class SR2 Hedged EUR - 8.73 -0.06 -0.68 26-Sep-23 9.46 7.68 LU2319963380
Class D2 EUR None 22.82 -0.14 -0.61 26-Sep-23 23.67 21.00 LU0329592702
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 13.06 -0.09 -0.68 26-Sep-23 14.11 11.34 LU0827885491
Class C2 EUR None 17.12 -0.10 -0.58 26-Sep-23 17.80 16.01 LU0278457972
Class C1 USD Monthly 2.95 -0.02 -0.67 26-Sep-23 3.22 2.68 LU0278478119
Class D4 EUR Annual 11.11 -0.07 -0.63 26-Sep-23 12.25 10.87 LU0827885145
Class X2 AUD None 10.91 -0.05 -0.46 26-Sep-23 11.32 9.31 LU1554267051
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 6.97 -0.05 -0.71 26-Sep-23 7.55 6.13 LU0473186707
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 4.50 -0.03 -0.66 26-Sep-23 4.97 4.22 LU1062843260
Class A2 USD None 22.34 -0.15 -0.67 26-Sep-23 24.13 19.21 LU0278470058
Class A3 HKD Monthly 23.30 -0.13 -0.55 26-Sep-23 25.42 21.21 LU0388349754
Class I2 USD None 24.36 -0.16 -0.65 26-Sep-23 26.28 20.82 LU0520955575
Class X5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 7.19 -0.04 -0.55 26-Sep-23 7.91 6.65 LU1954752702
Class E2 EUR None 19.40 -0.11 -0.56 26-Sep-23 20.15 18.01 LU0278459671
Class A2 CZK None 514.41 -2.39 -0.46 26-Sep-23 525.80 471.20 LU1791177113
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly 5.47 -0.04 -0.73 26-Sep-23 5.98 5.10 LU1408528302
Class AI2 EUR - 10.19 -0.06 -0.59 26-Sep-23 10.58 9.42 LU1960220587
Class D3 HKD Monthly 96.38 -0.57 -0.59 26-Sep-23 105.15 87.75 LU0827885061
Class X2 EUR None 6.61 -0.04 -0.60 26-Sep-23 6.84 6.04 LU0531082021
Class A8 Hedged NZD Monthly 6.14 -0.04 -0.65 26-Sep-23 6.71 5.65 LU1408528724
Class E2 USD None 20.56 -0.13 -0.63 26-Sep-23 22.22 17.76 LU0374975414
Class D2 Hedged PLN None 9.76 -0.06 -0.61 26-Sep-23 10.50 8.24 LU0827884684
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 60.03 -0.39 -0.65 26-Sep-23 65.68 55.67 LU1408528484
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 9.23 -0.06 -0.65 26-Sep-23 9.95 7.83 LU0480535052
Class D2 Hedged SGD None 7.97 -0.05 -0.62 26-Sep-23 8.63 6.92 LU0827884767
Class A6 Hedged CAD Monthly 5.93 -0.04 -0.67 26-Sep-23 6.49 5.49 LU1408528641
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 6.22 -0.05 -0.80 26-Sep-23 6.77 5.58 LU0623004180
Class E2 Hedged EUR None 6.03 -0.04 -0.66 26-Sep-23 6.55 5.36 LU0474536231
Class X2 USD None 7.00 -0.05 -0.71 26-Sep-23 7.55 5.96 LU0344905624
Class A3 Hedged AUD Monthly 4.69 -0.03 -0.64 26-Sep-23 5.15 4.34 LU0575500318
Class D4 USD Annual 11.78 -0.07 -0.59 26-Sep-23 13.51 10.72 LU0827885228

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Laurent Develay
Laurent Develay
Amer Bisat
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Amer Bisat, PhD., Managing Director, is Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income and a member of the Fundamental-GFI Executive Committee.

Laurent Develay
Laurent Develay
Michal Wozniak
Michal Wozniak

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

The EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Products Regulation (PRIIPs) prescribes the calculation methodology, and publication of the outcomes, of four hypothetical performance scenarios regarding how the product may perform under certain conditions and for such to be published on a monthly basis. The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back. What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted. The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product, which may include input from benchmark(s) / proxy, over the last ten years.
Recommended holding period : 3 years
Example Investment AUD 15,000
Scenario
If you exit after 1 year
If you exit after 3 years

Minimum

There is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.

Stress

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
9,500 AUD
-36.6%
7,400 AUD
-21.0%

Unfavourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
11,450 AUD
-23.6%
11,070 AUD
-9.6%

Moderate

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
14,050 AUD
-6.3%
14,170 AUD
-1.9%

Favourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
17,020 AUD
13.4%
17,190 AUD
4.6%

The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.



Literature

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